During this year your child will advance his/her study of the Spanish language. Listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar skills will be improved upon and advanced. The classroom will maintain a communicative emphasis: students will be required to use Spanish at all times during the class period. Proficiency in a second language can only be attained through constant usage and practice. I urge you to encourage your child to exercise his/her Spanish speaking skills whenever possible, outside of the academic setting. Please support your child by promoting practice in natural settings and remind him/her that no one is counting mistakes!
I will be available for extra help. I suggest that your child let me know in advance when s/he plans on stopping in. Additionally, tutors are available by appointment in the World Language Center; often, just a session or two can place students on a more productive path.
I look forward to an enjoyable and successful academic year. I welcome all communication from you regarding any aspect of your child’s performance. Please feel free to contact me at the high school at 721-2400 X5729, firstname.lastname@example.org.